|From:||New York, USA|
|Before Springboard:||Account Manager, Handy|
Coming from a performing arts background, the world of data and analysis was entirely foreign to me. While working in customer success at a tech startup, I got a taste of data analytics, and my curiosity grew. I learned SQL and realized its power in working with data to solve problems. I felt engaged and energized: data analytics could help me pursue the strategic planning work that I am passionate about! I just needed to broaden my toolkit a bit.
When the Data Analytics for Business course was announced, I was intrigued—I wanted to further my knowledge in Excel, SQL, and Tableau, and the opportunity to work on realistic case studies seemed awesome. I was a bit hesitant in my confidence that I would succeed, since I was coming from a non-technical background, but I decided to just take a leap and give it a try. While I had taken some online MOOC classes previously, I found Springboard to be far superior, as it was flexible around my schedule but still offered individualized attention.
When I started Springboard, I was between full-time positions and doing mostly freelance work. My confidence in Excel and understanding of how to use data to drive business decisions helped me find a position that is a great blend of my background in customer success and my newfound skills in data analytics.
I’m grateful that Springboard was the beginning of my data science journey.
Before : Business Analyst
After : Data Analytics and Data Pipeline Consultant
"I left academia almost two years ago, and I have no regrets."
Before : Instructor, MIT
After : Data Scientist, Wayfair
Springboard is a wonderful stepping stone to get to your goals in Data Science.
Before : Research Officer, British Columbia Government
After : Data Scientist, Boeing